Saturday, April 28, 2012

Classroom Library Linky Party

Amy Rider from Literacy and Laughter is having a Classroom Library Linky Party and I am joining in. Here is how my classroom library looks this year. 
Reading Center - bookshelves, reading area and individual Book Buckets
Reading Center - Chicka Chicka tree, monkey rug, and reading fence 

Reading Center - leveled reading buckets and animal reading buddies

Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring Break and catching up!

With my daughter in North Carolina.
I had a wonderful Spring Break!Visited my Alabama and then spent some time at my brother-in-law's horse farm in North Carolina. Of course I did have to travel with my husband, our dog, and 4 teenagers!! 
Lots of time in the car!
Beautiful cabin porch view!
The girls love the horses! :)
The girls - Easter Sunday!
Some pictures of classroom activities that I forgot to post before Spring Break!
Our Easter baskets that we make every year - from grocery bags!

Eric Carle - The Hungry Caterpillar - Life Cycle

Tissue paper butterflies!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sight Word Help and a freebie!

Teaching sight words in kindergarten is tough - especially now when we have over 80 teach! Just curious - how many words do other kindergarten teachers teach? I think 80 is too many! We practice our words daily, write them , clap them, sing them... still hard for many! On Friday, we play WORDO (like BINGO). My kindergarten kids love it and we use candy for counters! When finished, they have to color the word box to match the color of the word on our Word Wall! Our new game is Pizza WORDO - lots of fun too! My kids write a Word Wall Word on the pizza crust. When the word is called out, they color in the pepperoni - it is a new favorite! :)

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